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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Together We Can: resources for cooperative problem-solving

Introduction Together We Can is a package of practical resources drawn together from the national ‘Together We Can’ programme (carried out by the UK Government 2003-2010 as an action-learning exercise to empower citizens to cooperate with each...
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a quick note on the non-neutrality of different mediums*

a quick note on the non-neutrality of different mediums* | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
so, there’s this meme, right, that floats around in contrarian liberal (as always, liberal-as-opposed-to-left) twitter that is supposed to be this dunk on traditionalist conservatives who gripe about the atomizing effects of new technology.
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Google Cabs And Uber Bots Will Challenge Jobs 'Below The API' - Forbes

Google Cabs And Uber Bots Will Challenge Jobs 'Below The API' - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Working "below the API" is a dead end. Uber drivers, Amazon Mechanical Turk workers, 99design contestants, TaskRabbit taskers and HomeJoy cleaners are all targets for further automation.
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Wired and wild: is the information age ecological?

Wired and wild: is the information age ecological? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Global connectivity means we now have the means, motive and opportunity to radically reorganise society to enable citizens to thrive within an abundant biosphere, says Matt Mellen
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None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.
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Collective intelligence: building smart teams | neuresource group

Collective intelligence: building smart teams | neuresource group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Adair Jones, a Brainwaves for Leaders staff writer, looks at what is central to human motivation and how we can tap into it to build smart teams that perform.   Getting ‘social’ right Sociologists …
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​Can Uber's 1-million-jobs-for-women plan fix its image? - CBS News

​Can Uber's 1-million-jobs-for-women plan fix its image? - CBS News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ride-hailing app is working with the U.N. on gender equality amid sexual assault allegations
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Labour's drive towards diesel cars causing 'massive public health problem,' admits shadow Environment Minister

Labour's drive towards diesel cars causing 'massive public health problem,' admits shadow Environment Minister | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The drive by the previous Labour government to encourage millions of Britons to opt for diesel cars in a bid to save the planet was “wrong” and a “massive problem for public health” Barry Gardiner, shadow Environment Minister, has admitted.
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Publicly funded inequality

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Kemal Derviş examines the role that public money plays in driving global inequality and the concentration of wealth at the very top of the income distribution.
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Tom Norton's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:03 AM

Hi guys, love this!!!!!!!!!!!

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In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change'

In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
State environmental officials ordered not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in any government communications, emails, or reports.
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a quick note on the non-neutrality of different mediums*

a quick note on the non-neutrality of different mediums* | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

so, there’s this meme, right, that floats around in contrarian liberal (as always, liberal-as-opposed-to-left) twitter that is supposed to be this dunk on traditionalist conservatives who gripe about the atomizing effects of new technology. i’ve seen the same basic premise in several different images, but this is the one i’ve seen most—it has over a million views on imgur alone (which only counts how often people click through to the image, a comparatively rare occurrence). 

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Matthaei Letter to Treasury Secretary Lew

Matthaei Letter to Treasury Secretary Lew | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Given persistent, pressing economic crises, the Obama administration should open an Office of Economic Innovation to consider systemic changes, and involve Marxists and heterodox economists to help visibilize possible solutions growing up alongside capitalism.
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Into the wild: the rebels living off-grid all over Europe – in pictures

Into the wild: the rebels living off-grid all over Europe – in pictures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
They’ve opted out of cities and started all-new rural lives, building their own straw homes, teepees and bath tubs. Since 2010, photographer Antoine Bruy has travelled from the Pyrenees to Romania tracking down urban refuseniks
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The Green Apple: adventures in eco-friendly New York State

The Green Apple: adventures in eco-friendly New York State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New York’s not all skyscrapers and shopping. Sarah Bareham discovers a greener, more local side to the Big Apple’s state
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Green Cars: The Future is Now (Infographic)

Green Cars: The Future is Now (Infographic) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There has never been a better time to buy a green car, and whether you’re choosing an environmentally friendly vehicle because of lower fuel costs or lower emissions, chances are there is a an alt-fuel or fuel-efficient green car to meet your needs.
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How to Reduce Your Paper & Printing Footprint (Infographic)

How to Reduce Your Paper & Printing Footprint (Infographic) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Depending on the type of business you’re in, you may have already started to move away from using so much paper every day, through judicious use of electronic documents and digital assets, or through moving to a cloud-based file system instead of...
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Online platform puts policies before party politics

Online platform puts policies before party politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May.
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The Internet Is Flat, Now What?

The Internet Is Flat, Now What? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet is getting very flat, very quickly, and traditional roles in its economy have already been thrown into flux. As Internet use in developing..
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Housesitting: The Ultimate Sharing Economy - The London Economic

Housesitting: The Ultimate Sharing Economy - The London Economic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Lamia Walker, Founder of HouseSitMatch.com Like many a good ideas, the Sharing Economy has taken a strong hold pretty rapidly, manifesting itself in multi-faceted forms facilitating many aspects of our lives.
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Read why Housesitting can be the ultimate sharing economy!

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Neuromancer, Linux, or CompuServe: The Geek Debates Continue - Fast Company

Neuromancer, Linux, or CompuServe: The Geek Debates Continue - Fast Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Geek & Sundry's Felicia Day vs. GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath vs. Nest's Mike Soucie.
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Commons Transition

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Olivier Soria's curator insight, March 12, 2015 4:04 AM

Une plateforme qui recense des pratiques et des expériences qui gravitent autour d'une société du savoir ouverte et collaborative. Et respectueuse de l'homme et de son environnement...

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Financial Crisis Or Monetary Crisis? | Guerrilla Translation!

Financial Crisis Or Monetary Crisis? | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Spanish economist, author and complementary currency activist Susana Martín Belmonte exposes the false assumption that has led to a fundamentally misguided diagnosis of the current financial crisis; the false assumption being that money needs to exist before it can be lent, when exactly the opposite is true. After years of research into the global monetary system, Martín Belmonte concluded that what is needed is a healthy, alternative monetary and financial system that favours the real economy rather than the speculative economy. In this piece, she lists several proposals to that end, including her own, which she calls “R-economy,” a monetary system based on nominative digital money created free of interest.

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Henry Tam: words & politics: Cooperation Unbound: a reciprocal model for democratic education

Henry Tam: words & politics: Cooperation Unbound: a reciprocal model for democratic education | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The problem with undemocratic institutions – be they the government of a country or a business – is that they do the bidding of those in charge at the top, without being accountable to others who have to live with the consequences of their actions.

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Stand For Trees: A Global Grassroots Deforestation Intervention

Stand For Trees: A Global Grassroots Deforestation Intervention | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We're losing forests at a staggering rate, with a forest area the size of New York City disappearing every two days, and because of that deforestation, we're slowly losing one of our greatest allies in the fight against climate change.
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Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change

Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Heirs to Standard Oil fortune join campaign that will withdraw a total of $50bn from fossil fuels, including from tar sands funds
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